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One third of National Debt sold to Jerry Silva

08:59 AM 28 Feb 2014 NZDT
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National Debt and driver Tim Tetrick
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Prominent harness racing owner Jerry Silva has purchased a 33.3% interest in the three-year-old pacing colt National Debt, according to trainer Kelly Hoerdt, who reported this to

National Debt, who is sired by Allamerican Native, and is undefeated in five lifetime starts. Racing mainly in Alberta, Canada, National Debt made the national scene last week when he won a division of the $150,000 Gilmour Pacing Series at the Meadowlands and is now one of the favorites in the $75,000 final on Saturday, March 8.

“This is absolutely the best fit for us,” said Hoerdt, “I retain one-third, Blair Corbeil of Alberta keeps another third and Jerry Silva has his one-third. I want to thank all the other people who made offers. We had offers to purchase 50% and 100% of the horse. Jerry is one of the prominent owners in the United States and we could not be happier.

“I am also happy that he will be staying in the care of Ron Coyne, Jr.” Hoerdt added.

The price set on the colt was not revealed.

By Brian McEvoy for

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